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10 Autocorrect Text Fails You Need to See Right Now

Updated on June 12, 2020Lifestyle

Does your phone’s autocorrect drive you crazy?

Maybe it’s never caught on that you’re “doing well”. . . not “doing we’ll.” No matter how many times you type “gave” it still insists you meant to say “have.” Or it may even think that swapping words like “baked” and “naked,” or “stapler” and “stalker,” is a good idea. (It’s not.)

Not cool, autocorrect. Not cool.

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But first, let’s take a trip down memory lane with these ten hilarious and cringeworthy autocorrect fails.

1 “Luke, I am your badger.”

A text message exchange that reads: What does Sam need for his birthday besides that shirt? Darth badger sleep pillow for his bed? The text reply reads: I have no idea what that is. The next outgoing text says: Just looks like his helmet as a fuzzy pillow. The incoming text says: Dude. Reread. The final outgoing text reads: Now I'm crying in target.

Hey autocorrect, I’m dressing up as “Yoda” for Halloween . . . not “Yoga.”

2 Emily? Hello?

A text exchange with an incoming text that says: Love you babe! Goodnight! The outgoing texts say: My love for you is strong. I would buy you a casket if I could! *Castle. I promise I meant castle. Autocorrect why do you have to ruin me so? Emily? Hello?

Tired of autocorrect sabotaging your romance? Typing on a tiny touch screen is tough, and it’s inevitable you’ll hit some wrong letters along the way. When autocorrect jumps to conclusions about your word choice, the meaning of your message can get even more garbled (and potentially embarrassing).

3 Give ’Em the Ginger!

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4 Any Barking Dads on the Loose?

A text message exchange with an outgoing text that says: I love thunder so much. The reply reads: I know, me too! Except when it makes my dog bark, so usually only when I'm outside. The next outgoing text says: My dad barks too, we have to comfort him. The reply reads: I'm so sorry, I imagine his manly vocal chords cause so much more commotion than a small dog. OH DID YOU MEAN DOG.

Things can get pretty confusing (and silly) when autocorrect chooses the wrong word.

So if it’s truly not clear which word you meant to type, the Grammarly keyboard will suggest a correction (which you can accept or reject), instead of automatically changing your misspelled word to something totally different. (So long, barking “dads”!)

5 It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses a Kidney

A text message exchange with an outgoing text that says: Hey, Bailey will be staying over for a few days. Would you be interested in coming over with your kidney and stuff? The text reply says: Hahaha I just saw this. Sure, would you like my other organs as well or...? The next outgoing text says: Bahaha kinect.

Wouldn’t it be great if your message was understood the first time around?

6 Sir-Auto-Correct-A-Lot

Sometimes autocorrect has a life of its own. Fortunately, you don’t have to let Sir-Auto-Correct-A-Lot commandeer your writing. You can take back control.

7 “We Hates It, Forever!”

A text message exchange with an incoming text that says: I am not mom. I am golly. You are precious she's she's southbound. The reply says: Southbound? The next incoming text says: Holy typos/autocorrect batman. The user replies: What did you mean? The last incoming text says: I am gollum. You are precioussss.

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8 Something’s Gotta Give

The struggle is real. But don’t worry, with hundreds of types of grammar and spelling checks, the Grammarly Keyboard provides accurate corrections and feedback for your common mistakes.

9 So Much For Good Parenting…

A text message exchange with outgoing texts that read: I want to teach you to drink this weekend. Trust me, I think you'll be great at it! OMG DRIVE! Not drink! The replying text says: I was so excited for a moment.

Okay, it’s time to get a better keyboard! Avoid misunderstandings and show up as your best self at home, at work, and in romance.

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